2+ Weekend House

On February 4, 2011, in Interesting Buildings, by cargo

The Slovenian architectural firm of Jure Kotnik Arhitekt is specialized in shipping container construction. Their 2+ Weekend House design uses containers specifically built for housing. This isn’t as environmentally friendly as using surplus shipping containers. But the Jure Kotnik containers have all the electrical wiring and plumbing connections built in, making it possible to construct a 2+ Weekend House extremely quickly. We really like the house’s efficient plan (see below).
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Awesome idea for cargo houses

On September 23, 2010, in Interesting Buildings, by cargo

Just found this container house here. It looks very good.

It’s an awesome idea for shipping container homes.

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Nomadic Museum

On August 11, 2010, in Art, Interesting Buildings, by cargo

The Nomadic Museum is a temporary structure used to house the Ashes and Snow photography and film exhibition by Gregory Colbert. The first Nomadic Museum, designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and engineers Buro Happold, debuted with the opening of Ashes and Snow in New York City in March 2005. The museum then traveled to Santa Monica, California, in 2006, Tokyo in 2007, and Mexico City in 2008.

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What can you do with two shipping containers? An incredible house…

A house with 2 bedrooms. 2 full baths, full kitchen, laundry room…

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Nebula is an open-source cloud computing project and service developed to provide an alternative to the costly construction of additional data centers whenever NASA scientist or engineers require additional data processing.
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Microsoft shares a rare behind-the-scenes look at its Chicago data center as high-density computing containers full of 1800 to 2500 servers each are installed into the data center’s massive container bay. Continue reading “Microsoft Chicago Containers Data Center” »

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Computer Aid International has installed this solar-powered Internet cafe in Zambia and Kenya.

Contained within a 20ft shipping container, the cyber cafes will be distributed to schools across the country for charity purposes.

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